- DIANE CLUCK
DIANE CLUCK, SONDRA SUN-ODEON, JORDAN O'JORDAN
Anti-folk veteran Diane Cluck's seventh album and first in eight years, Boneset, was released March 4, and it was more than worth the wait. Unfurling like a frontier of lyrically poignant introspection, Cluck's pure, airy voice possesses a near-skeletal quality as she envelops her listener in a narrative web. Her near-hollow vocal delivery toys delicately like a less-fairy-dusted Joanna Newsom, though her more recent output has strayed from those woodland-folk-goddess roots and forayed into a more rugged backwoods territory. Cluck's technical dexterity and visceral worldliness make her earthy neo-folk a keenly beautiful force. This tour marks her first Seattle appearance in six years, and she's joined tonight by cellist Isabel Castellvi. On tour with Sondra Sun-Odeon, whose kaleidoscopic haunted forest folk similarly ignites a magical serenity, with local support from banjo-toting storyteller Jordan O'Jordan. Gallery 1412, 8 pm, $10.
YOURYOUNGBODY, BARDO:BASHO, BRIANA MARELA
This awesomely lady-dominated bill highlights three local up-and-coming acts in experimental, ambient, and dance music. Youryoungbody's supercharged sensuousness and powerfully dance-ready beats should move reluctant Northwest bodies onto the floor with ease. These are the sort of intense, throbbing electronic pulses that propel with a dark and fleshly insistence, stimulating even the most fun-averse to flail rhythmically. Conversely, ambient tones from Bardo:Basho and Briana Marela's ethereal electronic drift usher in a quiet beauty to the night. Heartland, 8 pm.
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